Articles Posted in Rollover Accidents

As experienced Tucson rollover car crash lawyers, we were disturbed and completely shocked by the details and aftermath of a collision that took place on Saturday, July 21, 2012, according to reports from Tucson News Now. The accident happened on Bear Canyon Road late Saturday night when the driver lost control of the vehicle he was driving and rolled it over at the side of the road. The man was injured and was knocked out. Witnesses pulled the man from the vehicle and attempted to resuscitate him. Once revived, the man choked a woman who was on scene, attempting to assist him. He then walked away from the scene. There was no word on the condition of the passengers in his vehicle. Police reported that alcohol was a factor in the rollover. We are deeply concerned for all those involved and hope they are getting the help they need.

Tucson Car Crash and Drunk Driving Statistics

Every year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports around 9,725 Tucson car crashes. Approximately 37 percent of these collisions end with injuries, and there are reports of around 5,315 injuries sustained by the people who are involved. Drunk drivers in Tucson cause a large number of single car and multiple-vehicle collisions every year. Nearly 525 car accidents are the result of drunk driving every year, as reported by statistics. There are more than 360 injuries sustained in those collisions.

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As experienced rollover accident lawyers in Phoenix, we are deeply concerned for those people who were involved in a crash that was reported by My Fox Phoenix on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The accident happened when a single vehicle rolled over on Highway 238 in between Gila Bend and Mobile Road. Three life flight helicopters were directed to the scene to pick up people who were ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Police do not know what caused the accident to occur since no other vehicles were involved. We are thinking of the driver and the passengers and hope that they recover soon from their injuries.

How to Avoid a Serious Phoenix Traffic Collision

This severe Phoenix traffic collision may not have been avoidable, like many of the more than 29,060 car crashes that happen in the city every year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 15,050 people are hurt in accidents that occur in Phoenix annually, according to statistics. While not all accidents are avoidable, drivers can reduce the risk of causing or being involved in a collision by keeping within the speed limit and watching out for slick roads, especially during monsoon season. Minimizing distractions, like cell phone use and eating while driving, can also help to reduce the risk of rollovers and other serious crashes.

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As Kingman rollover crash attorneys with many years of experience in Arizona, we are greatly concerned for the status of several people who were hurt in a collision on Sunday, April 1, 2012, as reported by the Kingman Daily Miner. The driver of the vehicle told police that she had swerved around a group of squirrels in the road and accidentally drove off the side of the road. The vehicle, carrying four people, rolled multiple times. One passenger was thrown from the vehicle during the crash and suffered multiple serious injuries. That passenger was taken by life flight helicopter to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries to his legs and spine. The driver of the vehicle and the other two passengers, including the son of the ejected passenger, sustained only minor injuries. We wish everyone involved a speedy recovery.

The Perils of a Kingman Rollover Crash

In any given year, a Kingman rollover crash contributes to just over 500 collisions that occur in the city, according to reports by the local and state departments of transportation. Very few accidents in this city end in death, although nearly 50 percent result in injuries. Reports by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) show that nearly 300 people are hurt in crashes in Kingman every year. Accidents like this one typically cause severe injuries, and in 2010 rollover collisions in Arizona caused 145 deaths and 2,573 injuries.

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As knowledgeable Arizona rollover car accident attorneys, we were deeply saddened by the news of multiple serious injuries and a fatality that occurred during a collision on March 25, reported by Fox 10. The crash took place when a vehicle travelling on I-10 rolled over into the median. Although the vehicle landed right side up, there was extensive damage and severe injuries were reported. Three Life Flight helicopters were called to the scene. One person died at the scene of the crash and at least two others were seriously injured. The roadway was closed for several hours and the cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Tonopah Car Accident and Rollover Crash Statistics

Rollover car crashes are becoming more common, and this Tonopah car accident is no exception to the dangers that these types of collisions pose to those involved. Based on reports compiled by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), more than 68,000 collisions occur in Maricopa County each year and nearly 33 percent of those collisions result in injuries to more than one person. Statewide, there are nearly 2,800 rollover collisions each year, and nearly 2,600 people are injured as a result. In addition to causing multiple serious injuries, rollover collisions also result in the deaths of nearly 150 people each year in Arizona, as reported by the department.

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As Marana rollover crash attorneys, we were very sorry to hear about the death of one man after his truck rolled near Marana on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Paramedics found the man dead in his car, seatbelt fastened, when they arrived at around 4 a.m. Police are still investigating to determine how and why the truck rolled. We are deeply sorry for the family’s loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

Causes of this Marana Rollover Crash

This Marana rollover crash could have easily been caused by another driver who fled the scene. Police are investigating to determine whether this is a possibility. Another driver could have caused this man to swerve off the road and hit a guardrail, causing his truck to roll several times. Rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous and even fatal, as is apparent in this case.

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As Phoenix auto accident attorneys, we were surprised to learn about yet another crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, January 10, 2012. According to a news report published in Fox 10, the 17-year-old driver lost control of his SUV, hit a curb and crashed, causing the SUV to roll over. Police have ruled out impairment. Luckily, the teen suffered only minor injuries. We wish him a full and quick recovery.

Causes of This Phoenix Auto Accident

This Phoenix auto accident occurred when the teenage driver lost control and hit a curb. Police still aren’t sure what caused him to lose control. In many cases, we see Arizona rollover auto accidents caused by other cars that swerve toward or sideswipe the car that ends up rolling. We also see faulty repairs that are to blame, such as poorly inflated or improperly installed tires, faulty steering mechanisms, fluids that aren’t filled correctly, and more. There may also have been debris in the road that caused the driver to swerve toward the curb. An unsafe lane change by another vehicle often causes a driver to auto correct and roll over as well.

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San Tan Valley is far from Phoenix, but is an area where many car accidents take place. As Arizona rollover car accident lawyers, we were glad to know that rollover accidents in Arizona have declined from 311 incidents in 2008 to 229 in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through their Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia.

On Monday, October 24, ABC15 reported a rollover crash on San Tan Valley Road when two vehicles collided head-on at Gary Road near Hunt Highway and caused the involved van to rollover and eject its driver. Two victims were injured and were airlifted to a Scottsdale hospital. The ejected male victim was in critical condition. It appears that the other victim, a female, admitted that she was intoxicated when the accident happened.

We hope that both victims will recover quickly from all their injuries and want to remind everyone to never drink and drive.

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A blown tire caused a car accident Saturday, sending six of its passengers to the hospital with serious injuries (ABC15 08/20/2011). According to report, the Chevy Astro van rolled over a number of times around 3:20 p.m. on Interstate 10 near the Marana exit.

Two of the victims were flown in critical condition while four more were transported by ambulance after suffering serious injuries.

The engine compartment was on fire after the crash but was contained with the help of a bystander who used a fire extinguisher to prevent the fire from spreading.

Motorists had to be detoured after the accident caused Westbound Interstate 10 to be closed for several hours.

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Rollover crashes are the deadliest of all types of crashes. Annually, an average of 10,000 people die from vehicle rollover accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollover deaths in 2009 fell to 8,267. An estimate of 476 serious injuries is said to be prevented annually. Moreover, being ejected from the vehicle when not wearing a seatbelt attributes to a majority of rollover deaths. Almost 25% of fatal accidents are involved with vehicle ejection. Seatbelts will not reassure a 100% safety from crashes but it will minimize the impact. Some years prior to 2009, the overall rate of ejection in fatal crashes was only 2.5% for occupants who wore seatbelts compared to a whopping 29.4% for those who didn’t wear seatbelts.

In recent news, there was a two-vehicle rollover that occurred between Interstate 10 and 75th Avenue causing a temporary shutdown of both the east bound and west bound lanes (AZCentral 08/13/2011). Five people were ejected from both vehicles at 2:40 in the afternoon. These people sustained serious injuries. Further investigation will be done regarding this accident.

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truck_sign_5581628.jpgRecently, rollover accidents have been in the news. These accidents have caused several injuries and even lost the lives of some. Being a victim of a rollover crash can result to serious brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, or even death.

Vehicles that are usually involved in rollover crashes light trucks such as minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, canopy express, and sedans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), light trucks accounted for 5,043 or 58 percent of the total number of rollover vehicles which reached to 8,732 in 2009. On the average, reported rollover crashes reached to more than 280,000 vehicles and claimed the loves of 10,000 every year.

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